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Evansdale, Iowa
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016

The hotel overall was fine. The lobby and restaurant seemed nice. The rooms were okay- bathroom seemed clean but really didn't feel clean (if that makes sense). The carpet in the room almost felt damp- it bothered me enough that I didn't walk around without some sort of shoe on. The beds were fine- good pillows and a choice of... More 

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GretchenT81, Public Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Des Moines Downtown, responded to this review

Dear Callie, Thank you so much for taking the time to share a thorough review of your stay. We greatly appreciate your input as it helps us to improve for the future. I have shared your thoughts with management for review. Thank you for your business and thank you again for your review. Sincerely, GretchenT81 More 

Mount Pleasant
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11 reviews
Reviewed 28 June 2016

It was so nice to stay and be able to go out downtown and walk everywhere we wanted to go. Visited for a concert on the river front and enjoyed being able to walk everywhere. The rooms were nice and spacious.

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Thank jamiewT4365VQ
GretchenT81, Public Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Des Moines Downtown, responded to this review

Dear jamiewT4365VQ, Thank you for the wonderful five star review of Holiday Inn Downtown Des Moines. I am so glad you enjoyed your guest room and that our location was convenient for you. I hope we have the privilege of having you as our guest again in the future. Until then, safe and happy travels to you. Sincerely, GretchenT Marketing More 

Huntley, Illinois, United States
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27 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

This hotel is right off the freeway and no stairs are available to go to the lobby. Elevators are extremely SLOW. Bathroom is small, especially if you had 4 people in the room. Bed is comfortable. Breakfast buffet is $10 and includes beverages. The regular menu is a joke. $2.75 for coffee!!! We chose this hotel because of rewards program... More 

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GretchenT81, Public Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Des Moines Downtown, responded to this review

Dear Lisa M, Thank you for choosing our hotel for your travel needs. We appreciate your business. However, I am sorry to hear that you were not completely satisfied with your experience. I appreciate your input and have shared your thoughts with owners and management for consideration. Thank you again for your business and for taking the time to review... More 

Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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1 review
Reviewed 20 June 2016

Stayed there for a convention--they OVER BOOKED--and did not tell anyone. Did not hire xtra shuttle drivers. THEIR PARKING LOT IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION--they did not tell anyone in advance or post it on their sites or accomodate--OR discount when asked to on the bill--the manager was not around--I was told he was working out of his home or he had... More 

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Thank BStanislav
GretchenT81, Public Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Des Moines Downtown, responded to this review

Dear BStanislav, Thank you for taking the time to offer a review of your stay. We rely on guest feedback, good and bad, to improve for the future. I am sorry to hear that you were not pleased with your experience at our property. Allow me to address a few things in your review. I have checked and confirmed that... More 

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15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

I was so relieved that they had rooms available here on such a short notice and late at night! The man working the front desk looked like he was pretty busy but made a point to help me check in quickly and hassle free. The room was neat and clean and had a nice view of the night time skyline.... More 

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GretchenT81, Public Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Des Moines Downtown, responded to this review

Dear Andrea F, Thank you for the wonderful and thorough five star review of your stay with us. I am so glad you were pleased with your check in experience and your breakfast. I hope we have the privilege of having you as our guest again in the future. Until then, safe and happy travels to you. Sincerely, GretchenT Marketing More 

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8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

Downtown location, centrally located, Good hotel, hotel building is older, beds are comfortable, upgrade interior, great breakfast and very friendly staff. If I had to something to do in downtown Des Moines, Holiday Inn Mercy Campus would be a choice for me

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GretchenT81, Public Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Des Moines Downtown, responded to this review

Dear Mike S, Thank you so much for taking the time to offer a thorough review of your stay with us. I am so glad our location was convenient for your needs and that you were pleased with your accommodations and the service you received. Nothing makes us happier than to hear that a valued guest will be returning in... More 

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Reviewed 9 June 2016

I stayed at this hotel the weekend of the Dam to Dam 1/2 Marathon. I did not feel as though runners were welcome there. Dam to Dam is a large event (12,000 runners), it wasn't on the event board and staff acted as though they did not know anything about it or where some of the well known downtown sites... More 

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GretchenT81, Public Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Des Moines Downtown, responded to this review

Dear KC K, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay. I am very sorry to hear that you felt frustrated, inconvenienced and unwelcome while you were with us. I assure you that, while apparently not effectively communicated, you were most definitely welcome, we were very glad to have you as our guest, and we greatly appreciate your... More 

Fort Dodge, Iowa
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31 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 May 2016 via mobile

I have had to stay several times in the last three weeks due to a family member's medical emergency. Location is a primary reason-it is right across the street from Mercy Hospital. They offer a hospital rate, which has been a godsend. This properly has and is still undergoing renovations. The rooms are very nice-ask for a high floor with... More 

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GretchenT81, Public Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Des Moines Downtown, responded to this review

Dear PamySu, Thank you so much for the wonderful and thorough review. I am so happy to hear that our hotel provided you with convenience during your trips to Des Moines. I am pleased to know that you were able to relax in our lounge after your long day and evening. I hope we have the privilege of being of... More 

Manhattan, Kansas
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2016

I was not expecting much but the hotel was great- I really enjoyed the breakfast and the interior design. Very close to the building where the meeting I attended was. However, just need to be careful around surrounding areas down south I believe. Lots of traffic during peak hours.

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GretchenT81, Public Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Des Moines Downtown, responded to this review

Dear 7elicia, Thank you so much for the wonderful five star review. I am so glad to hear that we exceeded your expectations as that is what we strive to do for each and every guest each and every day. I thank you for taking the time out of your day to review your stay at our hotel. I sincerely... More 

Woodbury, Minnesota
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17 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2016 via mobile

This hotel has some remodeled rooms and some that are not. Our room was fine, walls are paper thin but for $119 a night it was about what I expected. Room service is extremely reasonable and fast here. I was traveling with a very tired 7 year old for a dance competition and the hotel staff was amazing. Head of... More 

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GretchenT81, Public Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Des Moines Downtown, responded to this review

Dear Pogos, Thank you so much for your review of our hotel. I am pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. It's something our staff takes great pride in, so I am very glad you felt that way. I have shared your comments with our whole team. We sincerely hope you will visit us again. Sincerely, GretchenT Marketing More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Shuttle Bus Service
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to the Holiday Inn Downtown, Des Moines, Iowa. Our convenient downtown location provides the ideal setting for both business and leisure travel. With convenient access to Wells Fargo Arena, Hy-Vee Hall, Veterans Auditorium, Des Moines Civic Center, Iowa State Fairgrounds, and Mercy Hospital, you can not go wrong when you stay at the Holiday Inn Downtown. Located in the heart of Des Moines, we are minutes away from an assortment of entertainment options. Indulge and have a ball at Prairie Meadows Race Track and Casino, Adventureland Park, Blank Park Zoo or the Science Center. Also, exceptional dining and nightlife are just blocks away at the Court Avenue Entertainment District and the trendy Historic East Village. Downtown Des Moines is alive with special events every weekend, and our area shuttle makes navigating downtown a breeze! Relax, it's Holiday Inn. We offer free parking and free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, an indoor pool, and a complimentary downtown/airport shuttle. If you love classic American cuisine set in a casual but elegant dining atmosphere, then Genevieve's Restaurant and Cityscape Lounge are the place to go. Whether your visit brings you to Des Moines for business or pleasure, allow the Holiday Inn Downtown to be your hotel of choice! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Holiday Inn Des Moines Downtown

Address: 1050 6th Ave., Des Moines, IA 50314
Region: United States > Iowa > Des Moines
Price Range: $150 - $214 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Holiday Inn Des Moines Downtown 3*
Number of rooms: 251
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